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An IT professional of 10 years. Recently passed the CISSP Certification test for my job role at a large Law firm.

Current Certifications:

CISSP, A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+


Feb
23
answered Laptop screen flashing
Feb
23
comment How much RAM can a 32bit OS support?
Afraid not my friend. 32 bit is 32 bit. It is a physical limitation of the technology. It is not inherent to Windows only. Any 32 bit OS, regardless of race, creed, or color will only be able to address 4GB, less what the OS needs. Period. If you have a Linux distro that is seeing and allowing you to use more than 4GB, it is 64 Bit. I've heard of instances where systems will report installed memory, but its not the same as usable.
Feb
23
answered Video editing software to fill a long video in short time
Feb
23
comment How much RAM can a 32bit OS support?
Not sometimes. Every time. If you have 4GB or more in 32 Bit machines, you will NEVER see 4GB+ usable. it will always be three point something, depending on the system's needs.
Feb
22
comment Two Dell representatives told me that Windows 7 Ultimate allows multiple simultaneous remote desktop connections
You may find using one robust machine to host 3 virtual machines for perople to connect to and use to be even cheaper. This is what I would do, either with ESXi or some sort of VirtualBox implementation. Though ESXi is also free if used on a single server with a single processor.
Feb
20
comment Why Firefox crashes using Google
Do any problems occur when using IE, Chrome, etc? Honestly I got tired of Firefox crashing on me randomly too so I switched to chrome. What version of FF?
Feb
20
answered How can I make a USB stick I can boot from and fix this boot record error?
Feb
10
comment One RAID 0 drive at risk - can I back up data to the other drive?
The loss of a drive in RAID 0 is the loss of the Array. Adding a new drive will force you to recreate the array. As suggested I would use RAID 1 if you can fit your stuff on a 1TB volume. RAID 1 offers some fault tolerance. If this same situation occured with RAID 1 you could just swap in a new same sized drive and the array would then rebuild itself to a healthy state.
Feb
9
comment Boot from flash drive then start VirtualBox
What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Like a persistent live installation? Would you want to boot into the Linux distro? Or have it load in the background and then load the VM automatically? What is the end result you are looking for?
Feb
8
comment Download all mail messages from Gmail including Sent folder items
I second uSlackers comment, I too could not imagine my life without my wife. My deepest condolences to you.
Feb
5
revised Will a VGA monitor work if connected to 9-pin serial port?
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Feb
5
answered Will a VGA monitor work if connected to 9-pin serial port?
Feb
5
comment samba on linux, hosts allow doesn't work correctly
Yes, the CIDR Notation you are using is impossible, an ipv4 address is only 32 bits in length. Walter is correct, /24 to /32 would be the only valid range on a 192.168.1.x network. This number depicts the subnet mask of the network portion of the address. Though /32 would make it broadcast but that is outside the scope of this question and answer. +1 to this answer.
Feb
5
comment Is there a Linux distribution that almost never crashes on a Lenovo x120e?
Not an answer directly but as an avid Linux user you may want to look into CentOS. I use it almost exclusively as a server OS and it is very stable. I also have a Linux guru buddy that runs it as a workstation as well because he wants something that never crashes. If you don get any solid answers of individuals regarding a specific experience with a distro on that model, CentOS might be worth a try. However it is also worth noting it is all about driver compatibility with your specific hardware.
Feb
2
comment How can I make Windows 7 installs smaller for use with a virtual machine?
My average install of win 7 after all updates and patches is less than 8gb, what else are you installing?
Feb
1
comment Is a 'telecommuter' SLA a good idea? Does it even exist?
If i was in a situation such as yours I think if my internet went down I would take a laptop to a location that has internet, like a cafe or something so I could still work rather than burning vacation time. As far as getting an SLA from an ISP, I do not know of any that would do that offhand, it's not really POSSIBLE for them to promise uptimes. outages aren't planned occurances USUALLY, the only thing they would be able to do is promise not to do any maintenance in your area during your times the SLA covers. There would still be something in there that says if someone hits a pole youre SOL.
Feb
1
comment Using virtualization, each Windows 7 guest has to get only one of several USB Wi-Fi adapters all connected to the host via USB hub
Ah, understood, thank you for explaining.
Feb
1
comment Using virtualization, each Windows 7 guest has to get only one of several USB Wi-Fi adapters all connected to the host via USB hub
I think my biggest question is why. Wifi is typically designed for mobility. Connecting portable devices. Virtual machines on a ESX server are not portable. Is there some other underlying task you are tryign to accomplish that maybe you could use VLANs or the internal virtual networking capabilities that most virtual hosts have that could accomplish the same thing? other than keeping network traffic separate I cant imagine another reason for having separate WAPs for each VM. I would be very curious to know the back story on this project.
Feb
1
answered What do I have to change to allow a local XP computer to open the event log on a remote windows 7 Computer?
Feb
1
comment What do I have to change to allow a local XP computer to open the event log on a remote windows 7 Computer?
Excellent, I'll get one posted up right away. Yeah we use Sophos too, one of the things that got me enabling and disabling those services as well.